Burton Bronze Foundry || Foundry Services on Salt Spring Island, BC
Burton Bronze Foundry
Metals, Wax, casting
Burton Bronze Foundry has the knowledge and equipment to recreate your work of art in bronze, from start to finish. We employ the lost-wax process, casting wax from the original rubber molds and using ceramic shell mold-making techniques. The foundry has propane-fired burn-out kilns and blast furnace, and a fully equipped metal shop.
Services we offer:
- Mold making techniques from original sculpture using silicone or poly-urethane rubbers, plasters, and fiber glass
- limited sale of mold making materials and casting waxes for our clients
- Wax casting, wax chasing, and spruing of wax positives
- Bronze casting of monumental and limited edition sculptures using Evedure bronze
- Lost wax bell casting using tin bronze (C90700)
- Metal fabrication and chasing of various metals, including bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel, with Tig/Mig welding, and plasma cutting services
- Surface grinding, texturing and polishing, sand blasting and glass bead blasting
- Foundry patina and sealant services
- Bases and mounting devices
- Wood crating for shipping
Supplies and service for ceramic shell investment casting.
- Bronze casting of monumental and limited edition sculptures using silicon bronze (C87300) Everdure bronze
- Bell investment casting with tin bronze (C90700) ingot.
- Aluminum investment casting with (A356.2) ingot.
- Forge and heat treating service.
Supplies we offer:
Wax, metal and patina -
Recycled foundry wax
- Pure casting wax
- Sculpting wax
- Sprue wax
- Silicon bronze (C87300) ingot / sprue
- Tin bronze (C90700) ingot / sprue
- Aluminum (A 356.2) ingot / sprue
Patina Chemicals, Acids, and Solutions -
- Presto Prep/ degreaser and cleaner for all metal types.
- M20 Blackening Solution TM/ Birchwood Casey.
- Ammonium Sulfide
- Nitric Acid
- Sulfuric Acid
- Liver of Sulfur Lump (sulfurated Potash)
- Patina Green TM / Birchwood Casey
- Ferric Nitrate: home made liquid and laboratory crystal
- Cupric Nitrate crystal
- Silver Nitrate crystal
- Bismuth Nitrate crystal
- Zink Nitrate crystal
- Oxide Washes (Powder): Titanium, Chromium, red iron and black iron oxides.
- Permalac lacquer / satin finish for all metal types
- Tree Wax (hot wax)
- Renaissance Wax (cold wax)
, Bronze Foundry
, Investment Casting